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Springs Philharmonic’s music director takes additional position with Colombian orchestra – Colorado Springs Independent

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—On behalf of Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is pleased to announce that in addition his role as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Caballé-Domenech has accepted the position as Artistic Director for Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Columbia. “We’re simply delighted for Josep,” said Nathan Newbrough, Colorado Springs Philharmonic president and CEO. “And it’s no wonder that he’s made his mark in South America….

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg … – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

He added, “It’s a real opportunity now in that city — to use the excitement.” The orchestra is well respected, but has never been in the front ranks of German orchestras — an august group that includes the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle and Munich’s orchestras. But Hamburg has been making a big investment in music, and officials there said they were pleased to have landed…

Cuban Orchestra Tours US Amidst Changing International Relations – WGCU News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

An orchestra from Cuba is making its South Florida debut amidst changing relations between it and the U.S. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is on its first tour throughout the U.S. and will be performing Friday at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The orchestra is one of the country’s most prominent classical music groups composed of conservatory students, graduates and music teachers. With about half of the members of…

Violin Lessons Help Refugee Children Adapt To U.S. | New … – New Hampshire Public Radio

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The U.S. took in more than 96,000 refugees last year, and many were children. Some of those children are finishing their first year in American schools. Diane Orson from Here & Now contributor WNPR reports on an after-school arts program that’s partnered with a local resettlement agency to create a special violin class for some of the 270 young refugees living in New Haven, Connecticut. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Zohra Orchestra: teaching young girls to play the music of their … – The Hindu

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

In one of the many practice rooms of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Zarifa Adeeb is playing the violin with admirable dexterity and concentration amidst a group of students. While this young Afghan girl has long dreamt of becoming a pop singer, her passion for classical music has emerged much more recently. When she was only one year old, Adeeb fled with her family to Pakistan where she…

Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

His favorite song is “Hot for Teacher.” His go-to selection on karaoke nights happens to be ” Panama .” And whenever steeplechaser Aric Van Halen tells someone his name, he waits for the inevitable question: Are you related to THE Van Halens? Why, yes he is. His father is drummer Alex Van Halen, the co-founder of the Hall of Fame band. Aric happened to find his rhythm on the track…

Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Selling Vintage, Studio-Used … – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Former Black Sabbath drummer and co-founder Bill Ward is selling over 200 pieces of studio- and stage-used gear. The Official Bill Ward Reverb Shop, opening June 28th, will include full drum kits, drum heads, cymbals and other pieces from throughout the musician’s legendary career. Related The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time The most headbangable records ever, from Metallica’s Black Album to Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ Notable items include Ward’s…

The Zohra Orchestra: teaching young girls to play the music of their dreams in Afghanistan – The Hindu

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

In one of the many practice rooms of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Zarifa Adeeb is playing the violin with admirable dexterity and concentration amidst a group of students. While this young Afghan girl has long dreamt of becoming a pop singer, her passion for classical music has emerged much more recently. When she was only one year old, Adeeb fled with her family to Pakistan where she…

Cuban Orchestra Tours US Amidst Changing International Relations – WLRN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

An orchestra from Cuba is making its South Florida debut amidst changing relations between it and the U.S. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is on its first tour throughout the U.S. and will be performing Friday at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The orchestra is one of the country’s most prominent classical music groups composed of conservatory students, graduates and music teachers. With about half of the members of…

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Toth/Getty Images Earlier this month, the New York Philharmonic‘s outgoing music director Alan Gilbert said goodbye to his orchestra in a series of concerts. Today, he is saying hello to a…

Vegetable Orchestra plays Glastonbury – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

They were only formed this morning but the Carrot Get Enough Orchestra have already played Glastonbury, appeared on Radio 2 and been booked to play another major festival. Led by Finnish musician Vicky O’Neon (we hope that’s her real name), they’ve been serenading us with a vegetable version of Chic’s Le Freak. And Vicky shared the secret to making your very own Carrot Kazoo. It’s biodegradabale, you know.

Louisville Philharmonia, ‘the musicians’ orchestra,’ offers free concert on Saturday – Insider Louisville

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Louisville Philharmonia has more than 200 members. | Courtesy of Louisville Philharmonia On Saturday, the Iroquois Amphitheater will host the Louisville Philharmonia for a free show featuring popular music from the likes of John Williams, William Tell, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Klaus Badelt, best known as the composer for “The Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Louisville Philharmonia started in 2012 when a few other local orchestras were in transition. The Southern…

Are These the Ten Best Guitar Destruction Clips Ever? – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Sea Level Guitarist Jimmy Nalls Dead at 66 – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

JimmyNalls.net Guitarist Jimmy Nalls, who rose to prominence as a co-founding member of the Allman Brothers Band splinter group Sea Level, has died at the age of 66. Nalls’ passing was reported by the Allman Brothers Band Facebook page, where an update offers a tribute that begins by acknowledging that the Allmans community is still reeling from the recent deaths of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, both of whom died earlier this…

Legendary BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Is Selling More Than 200 Pieces Of Gear – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear, will launch the official Bill Ward Reverb shop on Wednesday, June 28. The shop will feature drum kits, drum heads, cymbals, and more gear used on tour and in the studio throughout the iconic heavy metal drummer’s career. “Whoever gets this gear will get good karma. I really hope the new owners will be able to feel the…

‘It’s Magical’: Local musicians feel the rhythm with steel and African drums – Hickory Daily Record

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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How Beijing Drummer Shi "Atom" Lu Found Her Calling – Complex

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Chinese drumming heroine Shi Lu was born in Beijing and has spent her life there at the helm of two of the country’s best alternative rock outfits. She joined her first band—punk trio Hedgehog—at the age of 21. A few years later, after splitting up with Hedgehog’s lead singer, she reunited with that band’s former bassist who was in another group—electro pop trio Nova Heart. She began to drum for…

The Ramadan Drummer of Coney Island – Roads and Kingdoms

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

It’s 2 a.m. on a Saturday night when Mr. Muhammad Boota’s alarm goes off. As late-night revelers around New York shuffle home after last call at the bar, Boota is just getting started. He puts on a green shalwar kameez, ironed fastidiously by one of his daughters. Gold-lacquered vest? Check. Matching turban? Check. Dhol, the double-headed drum of his native Punjab? Check. A fifteen-minute drive in his Honda Civic takes…

"Abysmal Thoughts" – PopMatters

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

“Abysmal Thoughts” (Anti)US: 16 Jun 2017UK: 16 Jun 2017 Amazon iTunes The Drums aren’t the Drums. Well, that’s a little dramatic, but there have been some changes since their last release, 2014’s Enclyclopedia. Most importantly, the band is essentially a solo act now, with Jonny Pierce taking over all the writing duties. This change allowed Pierce to take complete control, to create an album closer to his heart, and the…

‘It’s Magical’: Local musicians feel the rhythm with steel and African drums – Hickory Daily Record

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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